Here is this week’s press release from Iowa Style Wrestling:
Mike Parise (Brewster HS) placed at his first college tournament as just a freshman for University of Maryland. At 125 lbs Parise wrestled very strong going 4-1, taking third place, and only dropping one match to the eventual champion. Parise beat Kevin O’hagan of Brockport 14-9 in the consolation finals.
Derrick Longo (Ardsley HS) went 3-0 at 165 lbs to help his team, Springfield College, take first at the New England Wrestling Association dual meet championship. Longo pinned Torin Zonfrelli of WPI, then beat Sean Prell of Johnson & Wales 9-4. In the finals Longo beat Taran Carr 17-5 for a 19-18 win against the extremely strong team of Wesleyan.
Steven Rodrigues (Fox Lane HS) made a statement in his debut match in the starting lineup for Illinois. Rodrigues beat Alex Gregory 14-4 at 141 lbs.
Another Big 10 wrestler Jacob Berkowitz (Scarsdale HS), who wrestles for Northwestern, as a true freshman lost a close 3-0 match against 16th-ranked John Rizqallah, with some questionable calls in the first period. Berkowitz wrestles at 184 lbs.
James Brundage (Ossining HS) of Rider beat Coleman Gracey of Army by a score of 9-7.
Dan Graff (Arlington HS) beat Justin Patus of Oswego 8-0 at 157 lbs. Graff wrestles for Oneonta. Graff then lost to Troy Sterling of Cortland by just one takedown, 7-5.
Derrick Longo won a close 3-2 decision over Dave Pinto from Norwich.
Vin Grella (Beacon HS) of Binghamton lost 4-3 to Brett Miller from Old Dominion at 165 lbs.
Henry Stauber (John Jay-Cross River HS) had a very strong week going 3-0 for Johns Hopkins at 149 lbs. Stauber beat D.J. Albonico of NYU 2-0, Matt Howell of Washington and Lee 13-0 and Cody Keane of Gettysburg 15-0.
Danny Ventura (Fox Lane HS) of Ursinus continued his stellar freshman year, despite injuries, teched Thomas Healey of Merchant Marine at 133 lbs.
Andrew Lenzi (Fordham Prep) of UPenn lost 5-1 against 14th-ranked Chris Villalonga of Cornell at 141 lbs. Later in the week, Lenzi came back to beat Adam Healey 11-6 from Bucknell.
Sam Speno (Fox Lane HS) of NC State lost a hard fought 6-1 battle against 11th-ranked George DiCamillo of Virginia at 133 lbs.
Billy Watterson (John Jay-Cross River) of Brown pinned Hunter Wood of Army at 125 lbs.
James Brundage beat Marcus Johnson from Old Dominion by a score of 7-3.
Penn Gottfried (Ardsley HS) from Columbia lost to 16th-ranked Steve Bonanno of Hofstra at 125 lbs., with a final score of 4-2.